More supposed iPad 3 parts have surfaced that appear to show differences between existing iPad 2 hardware and an unknown device. Published by Macotakara, the new photos show an existing iPad 2 dock connector cable alongside the new part, which it is speculated belongs to Apple’s third generation iPad.
Just as any sane person would predict, Apple appears to be sticking to its classic 30-pin dock connector as a source of power and a way of syncing, rather than moving to the industry standard USB solution that is preferred by much of the competition… Read More
When Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs passed away in October, people around the world felt like they had lost someone they knew, if only through the devices they own that bear the Apple brand. Many took to Apple Stores as a way of paying their respects, leaving messages and Apple products when they left.
One iOS app developer decided that the best way to honor Jobs was to release a free calendar app on Apple’s App Store honoring the late industry titan, but according to MacNN, Apple was not so keen on the idea. Apple’s App Store review team decided to reject the app, meaning we will never get to see the tribute ourselves…
The year is almost over, so we thought that it would be a good idea to take a look back at our favorite apps of 2011. The iDB staff has chosen its favorite App Store and jailbreak apps from this year and compiled the picks into a little retrospective.
All of the apps in this list were either released this year or updated with significant changes. Here’s our favorite apps and tweaks from 2011… Read More
The iPhone has without a doubt been one of the (if not the) year’s most popular handsets. The iPhone 4 led smartphone sales at Verizon for the better part of 2011, and both the 3GS and 4 have done the same at AT&T. But is the device still on top?
According to a recent report from The Mac Observer, it is. At least with AT&T anyway. The site claims that it has spoken to a source within the company that says that Apple’s smartphone dominated its handset sales during the month of December… Read More
Those of you who have been holding out for a good reason to jailbreak your Apple TV might have just got your wish. Well-known developer Steven Troughton-Smith has teamed up with another hacker to bring iOS applications to the Apple TV.
But they’re not just trying to make it happen, they’ve done it. Troughton-Smith showed off several photos via his Twitter account tonight of his jailbroken Apple TV running a homegrown version of the iOS springboard and multiple iOS apps… Read More
If there is one thing that is guaranteed every year, it’s that MacRumors will get its hands on some photos of what appear to be parts from a new iPhone or iPad. This year is proving to be no different, with the latest part to show up supposedly being an iPad 3 screen, complete with Retina display pixel density.
Unfortunately, the screen is not attached to anything, and thus not functioning, which is a shame.
While the screen was not powered up, that does not mean there isn’t at least one portion of the photo that should get the pulse racing – the screen pictured possess three, count ‘em, three ribbon cables. Exciting… Read More
It seems like Apple has taken its fight with app piracy to a new level. Apptrackr, the web portal known for harboring hundreds of thousands of pirated apps, has published a blog post today about its recent troubles with the folks in Cupertino.
Apple has been serving Apptrackr and its many file hosts a number of takedown notices over the past several months. While the legal action hasn’t disrupted Apptrackr’s service, it has provoked the site to make a number of costly changes. Read More
There’s been no shortage of iPad 3 chatter over the last few weeks. We’ve heard Apple’s upcoming tablet could feature anything from a 7-inch display to 20-hour battery life, and seemingly everything in between.
The latest report, however, is particularly interesting. It claims that the next-generation iPad will sport an advanced, high-resolution IGZO display (indium gallium zinc oxide). Read More
Taking advantage of pod2g’s work that’s also been used in RedSn0w, Corona, and PwnageTool, FireCore released the latest version of Seas0nPass that finally brings an untethered jailbreak to the latest Apple TV OS… Read More
It’s fair to say that Apple’s iPhone has turned a few heads since its original release in 2007. The first iPhone was obviously a game changer, bringing glass-fronted, multitouch phones to the masses. The iPhone 4 was, and still is, one of the best-looking phones around.
Now check out the iPhone’s grandfather above. See the resemblance?
The aforementioned image shows an Apple telephone that was in the works all the way back in 1983. The story goes that Hartmut Esslinger was responsible for the design of the telephone, and he knew what he was doing — he also came up with the design for the Apple II… Read More
Yes, you read that correctly. Siri for Android has apparently hit the Android Marketplace. A developer by the name of “Official App” has published a supposed Android version of Siri.
Apple introduced Siri alongside the iPhone 4S, and the virtual assistant has been the most talked-about feature of the new smartphone since. Does Android’s version of Siri have what it takes to steal the limelight? Read More
If you’re the kind of person that likes to keep an eye on the weather forecast without having to load the Weather app or look out of a window, then you are going to love this!
Unfortunately, Apple does not allow the Notification Center weather widget to show up in the iOS lock screen, but there are plenty of jailbreak tweaks and apps that will do just that. What if you don’t want to jailbreak, though? Now there is a solution, and it’s made its way through Apple’s App Store, too.
Unimaginatively named “Lock Screen Weather App,” this app will do just what many have been crying out for – display weather information on an iPhone’s lock screen without the need to jailbreak anything… Read More
In fact, according to popular marketing research firm comScore, the 4S has been so popular that it’s managed to push Apple’s US smartphone marketshare up more than 1% percent in the short time it’s been available… Read More
One of the most popular negatives that people like to throw at the iPad is its single-user experience. There is basically no ability for a family to easily use an iPad. No user accounts, and thus no account switching.
Perhaps Apple planned for each member of a family to own their own iPad, but as we all know, that just isn’t feasible with a $500 tablet, especially in these poor economic times.
The latest patent application to find its way out of the people at PatentlyApple shows that Apple is well aware of the way people want to use their iPads, and that we want to be able to hand the device to another person and have them be able to use it as their own. No sharing apps, no logging in and out of things constantly. This being Apple, they want to do it a little differently. Read More